Choosing the Right Type and Style of Vinyl Siding For Your Home

When you’re ready to build or remodel the exterior of your home, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of siding options available. Natural materials – including wood clapboard, cedar shingles, brick, stone and stucco – have been used for centuries, and each creates a unique architectural expression. However, natural materials can be expensive to obtain and time consuming to maintain, leading many to consider synthetic alternatives like vinyl.

It’s the most commonly installed residential siding material in the United States because it’s:

  • Easy to maintain (no painting or staining required)
  • Durable and cost-efficient
  • Available in a broad range of colors and textures, many resembling natural materials.
  • Continuing to evolve in quality, as with the industry’s new foam siding.

Here are three important things to consider when selecting your vinyl siding:

  1. Climate and geographic location
    Will your siding need to withstand extreme heat or cold, high winds, frequent storms or hail? If yes, you’ll need windload-tested, anti-weathering vinyl siding that will endure harsh elements.

  2. Home type and preferences

    The architecture of your home, as well as your personal taste, may also suggest the best type of vinyl siding

  3. Budget
    Vinyl siding remains one of today’s most affordable siding options and comes in a variety of grades, including economystandardpremiumand super premium. You’re certain to find one that fits your budget.